STEPS Research Farm Tech II at University of Kentucky

Posted in Other 10 days ago.

Location: Lexington, Kentucky

Job Description:

University of Kentucky

Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/disability/protected veteran status.

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Job Title STEPS Research Farm Tech II
Requisition Number TE08156
Department Name 81270:Research Farms
Work Location Lexington, KY
Salary Range $17-$23/hour
Type of Position Temporary
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education
Required Related Experience
Required License/Registration/Certification
Physical Requirements Lifting, pushing, pulling objects up to 50 lbs.; stand or walk with objects up to 10 lbs.; working from elevated platforms; sitting.
Shift Mon – Fri, variable start/finish times but typically range from 0700 – 1600 hrs., occasional overtime required, with potential holidays and weekends.

Job Summary The Martin-Gatton College of Agriculture Food and Environment seeks a Research Farm Technician II for the Research Farms division. The Research Farms provide a vast array of teaching, research and extension opportunities for the faculty, staff and students of the college.

The STEPS Research Farm Technician II provides support for research activities and performs other duties and tasks related to the operation, maintenance and repair of the facility. Responsibilities include general farm and facilities maintenance such as: mowing, hand trimming, landscape maintenance, planting trees, tree/ tree limb removal/ cleanup, including felling trees, road repairs, fence construction/ repair including painting, building repairs/ maintenance/ painting, calibrate pesticide application equipment, mix and apply pesticides, other duties as assigned to maintain and improve aesthetics of the facilities, assist with construction project, any/ all other duties and task related to facilities and farm maintenance not specifically described above.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities Knowledge of crop production, safety, attention to detail, communication, good judgement, proper use of equipment, dependable, self motivated
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Deadline to Apply 04/28/2024
University Community of Inclusion The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all - identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national check and/or drug screen.

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